Adam Leach, Millner Property

"Millner Property has used Sam Ray/Story Design for many projects over recent years. This includes individual house design, townhouse projects, child care centre and industrial units. Sam has expertise across all aspects including understanding client brief, maximisation all design elements (aspect, ventilation, flow etc), internal and external specifications, cabinetry design, and selections. Sam also has a great knowledge of building and build processes and costings. However, the most impressive part of Sam’s service is his responsiveness. Sam turns his work around very quickly at each stage of the design process. If your looking for a designer with talent in design, building knowledge, good turn around times. - all at very reasonable rates, I recommend you speak to Sam." 

Jarod Giles, Planit

“I have had the pleasure of working with Story Design on a number of small and complex residential projects in multiple Councils. I am continually impressed by the attention to detail, follow through of the projects and ability to balance the clients desires including building design and budget. Story Design are well equipped with dealing with challenging project realities such as site gradients and tricky council controls. They formulate strategies and opportunities based on challenging site constraints whilst maintaining aesthetic design.  On top of that, they are a pleasure to deal with, always pleasant and professional. I give them my highest recommendation.”

David Whitbourn, Whitbourn Holdings

"After our recent engagement with Story Designs in 2018, I wanted to acknowledge and thank you for the professional services offered in a timely manner for preparation of a Townhouse design to be sited on our medium density residential site at Tweed Heads."


"With the benefit of past experiences utilising the services of a number of architectural designers in the past, it has been very refreshing to have your enthusiastic and practical approach together with a ‘can do’ attitude towards problem solving and design solutions, and I look forward to engaging with your firm again with other future projects."


Eli Williams, Square Set Linings


"Highly recommend Sam from Story Design. Being in the building industry, we have numerous plans come across our desk. The plans that Story Design produce are of a high standard and well detailed. For that reason I engaged Story Design to carry out works to my own projects.

Their level of service and the smooth process made for a great experience. Taking care of all aspects of the design including interior design and the approval process. Sam is very knowledgeable when it comes to the relationship between design and construction, making sure the build costs don’t blow out. I look forward to using them again in the future."

Simon Halcrow, Planit

“Story Design are excellent to work with. I regularly work with them as they are collaborative and proactive. We work as a team to ensure the client needs and council requirements are addressed. This makes for a smooth assessment process and progression to the construction phase seamless.”

Callum Sked, Senior Development Manager


"We were introduced to Sam and Story Design by word of mouth. Sam has now designed our last four projects for us and has always been easy to deal with, value for money, and resources his projects so they are dealt with in a timely fashion.”